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Governments Invest in New Canola Research Lab Focused on Plant Pest Surveillance

Posted January 29, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Canada and Manitoba governments have provided $250,000 in research funding and $969,000 for equipment to help identify and address problems caused by canola diseases and pests, Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Manitoba Agriculture, Food …

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Canadian lumber industry to benefit from agreement with Mexico

Posted January 26, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, International Trade Minister Ed Fast, and Minister of Natural Resources as well as Minister for the Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario Greg Rickford announced today that wood exports are expect…

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Fresh Upgrades for Wolfville Farmers’ Market

Posted January 24, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Wolfville Farmers’ Market is a place where community members, food producers and artisans come together to buy, sell and celebrate local products.

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Harper Government Supporting Novel Food Products Using Pulses

Posted January 23, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Harper Government is investing $950,000 in pulse research to help the Canadian International Grains Institute (Cigi) identify new, innovative uses for the high-protein, high-fibre family of legumes, Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz announced today.

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Senator Ogilvie to Make Announcement in Wolfville

Posted January 23, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Members of the media are invited to attend an event where Senator Kelvin Ogilvie, on behalf of the Honourable Rob Moore, Minister of State (ACOA), will make an announcement regarding a project in Wolfville.

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Governments Announce $3.8 million For Livestock and Forage Research

Posted January 21, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart announced nearly $3.8 million in funding for 30 livestock and forage research projects.

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Governments Announce Improvements to Manitoba’s Agriinsurance Program

Posted January 20, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Manitoba farmers will benefit from improvements to the AgriInsurance program, Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development Minister Ron Kostyshyn announced today.

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Supporting Farming Through Sound Investments

Posted January 20, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Province of Newfoundland and Labrador and the Government of Canada are providing $50,000 to the Egg Farmers of Newfoundland and Labrador, supporting the organization’s ability to take advantage of emerging industry opportunities. Funding will be us…

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Governments Support Soybean Research to Reduce Disease and Improve Yields

Posted January 20, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The governments of Canada and Manitoba are investing more than $443,000 in research to support the growth and sustainability of Manitoba’s soybean sector, Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development Minister Ron Kostyshyn and Member of Parliament …

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Harper Government Supports New Dairy Research Centre

Posted January 14, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Harper Government will invest $3 million towards helping the Dairy Farmers of Ontario (DFO) set up a world-class research and innovation centre at the University of Guelph. Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz made the announcement at DFO’s Annual Gener…

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Harper Government Growing Markets for Canada’s Canola Industry

Posted January 14, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

>Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz today announced an investment of up to $9.5 million to the Canola Council of Canada to support market development activities aimed at increasing the consumption and value of canola in domestic and global markets.

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Harper Government Announces Support for Dairy Industry

Posted January 13, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz will be at the annual general meeting of the Dairy Farmers of Ontario in Toronto on Wednesday, January 14 to make an announcement in support of dairy farmers.

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Governments Invest $6.9 Million into Crop Research

Posted January 13, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, and Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart announced nearly $6.9 million for crop-related research through the Saskatchewan Agriculture Development Fund (ADF).

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New Projects to Strengthen Future for Canadian Pulses

Posted January 13, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz announced today an investment of more than $3.3 million to Pulse Canada to help increase the use of pulse and pulse products in the food manufacturing industry and to assist multi-sector producers in responding to non-ta…

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Harper Government Invests in New Research to Support Job Creation in Nunavut Fisheries Sector

Posted January 12, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Minister Leona Aglukkaq announced funding today for three fisheries science and research projects in Nunavut.

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Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz to Announce Investment for Pulse Industry

Posted January 12, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz will be in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, on Tuesday, January 13, to make an announcement supporting the development of pulse markets.

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Media Advisory – The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq will make an important announcement related to the Nunavut fisheries sector

Posted January 12, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Please be advised that the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq will make an important announcement related to the Nunavut fisheries sector.

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Tax Relief for Western Livestock Producers

Posted December 29, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Livestock producers in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba, who faced forage shortfalls due to extreme weather events over the past year, will be allowed to defer tax on their cattle sales for 2014.

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Funding provided for innovative agri-food projects

Posted December 22, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

British Columbia’s agri-food industry is receiving more than $2.5 million for 27 new projects supporting trial crops, and the development of new agricultural products and practices.

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Funding provided for 27 innovative agri-food projects

Posted December 22, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Berry Treasure Farm Ltd.:
$10,000 to test the efficacy of high tunnels housing (similar to a greenhouse structure) over Red Currents in reducing disease and providing higher quality fruit and berries earlier.

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Sheep Industry Program Gets Government Support

Posted December 22, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Member of Parliament Scott Armstrong (Cumberland-Colchester-Musquodoboit Valley), on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, and Nova Scotia Agriculture Minister Keith Colwell, today announced an investment of $29,700 to the Sheep Producers Associat…

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Harper Government Supports the Growth of the Tomato Industry

Posted December 19, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Member of Parliament Dave Van Kesteren (Chatham ¿ Kent ¿ Essex), on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, today announced an investment of $214,682 to help the Ontario Tomato Research Institute increase yields and develop new varieties of tomatoes.

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Supporting New Control Strategies for Pig and Cattle Disease

Posted December 18, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Member of Parliament (MP) Brad Trost (Saskatoon-Humboldt) today announced an investment of up to $260,000 to the Saskatchewan Pork Development Board (Sask Pork) to help control two diseases that threaten swine and beef herds in Canada.

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Harper Government Investing in New Vaccine Against Chronic Wasting Disease

Posted December 17, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Member of Parliament Brad Trost (Saskatoon-Humboldt) today announced a combined investment of up to $1.16 million from the federal and Saskatchewan governments to Pan-Provincial Vaccine Enterprise (PREVENT) to help develop a new vaccine against chronic…

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Harper Government Supports Disease Control in Swine and Beef Herds

Posted December 17, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Member of Parliament Brad Trost (Saskatoon-Humboldt) will be in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, on Thursday, December 18, to make an announcement supporting disease control for swine and beef herds in Canada.

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Harper Government Invests to Support Health Beverage Manufacturer

Posted December 17, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Member of Parliament Bernard Trottier (Etobicoke-Lakeshore), on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, today announced an investment of $67,000 to Zpirit Foods to help broaden the market reach of their unique line of health beverages.

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Harper Government Supports Vaccine Development for Cervid Species

Posted December 16, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Member of Parliament Brad Trost (Saskatoon – Humboldt) will be in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, on Wednesday, December 17, to make an announcement in support of animal health.

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Harper Government Strengthens Competitiveness of Canada’s Maple Syrup Industry

Posted December 16, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Harper Government announced today that the Maple Products Regulations have been amended. These regulatory changes will help Canadian maple producers market and sell maple syrup in North America and around the world.

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Harper Government Supports Ontario Beverage Manufacturer

Posted December 16, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Member of Parliament Bernard Trottier (Etobicoke-Lakeshore), on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, will make an announcement in support of the food processing (beverage) sector on December 17.

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Harper Government invests in upgraded water systems for Little Shuswap Lake and Okanagan Indian Bands

Posted December 15, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Colin Mayes, Member of Parliament for Okanagan – Shuswap, on behalf of the Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, today celebrated the completion of upgraded water systems for the Little Shuswap Lake and O…

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Canada and Carcross/Tagish First Nation Complete Negotiations for a Renewed Financial Transfer Agreement

Posted December 15, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Member of Parliament for Yukon, Ryan Leef on behalf of the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, the Honourable Bernard Valcourt, is pleased to announce today that the Government of Canada and the government of the Carcross/Tagish Fi…

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Harper Government Helps Lead the Way for Healthy Snack Food Products

Posted December 15, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Member of Parliament Peter Kent (Thornhill), on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, today announced a $782,000 repayable contribution to Riverside Natural Foods Ltd. to help the company commercialize its innovative, organic snack foods.

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Backgrounder: Growing Forward 2 provides funds to British Columbia Agriculture

Posted December 12, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Between January 1 and June 30, 2014, $4,313,157 in funding was released under Growing Forward 2.

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Canada and British Columbia Fund Agrifood Innovation and Sustainability

Posted December 12, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The governments of Canada and British Columbia have invested more than $4.3 million to support business development, innovation, food safety, and sustainability in B.C.’s agriculture sector, Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and B.C. Agriculture …

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Farm and Food Care Saskatchewan Officially Launches

Posted December 12, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today, the federal and provincial governments announced $300,000 in funding over the next three years for Farm and Food Care Saskatchewan.

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Governments Support Agricultural Research at the University of Manitoba

Posted December 10, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The University of Manitoba will receive more than $670,000 to purchase specialized equipment for agricultural research, Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development Minister Ron Kostyshyn announced today.

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Harper Government Takes Further Steps to Modernize Grain Industry

Posted December 9, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Government of Canada introduced in the House of Commons today the Modernization of Canada’s Grain Industry Act. The Bill will build on major reforms made in 2012 by enhancing producer protections and improving grain quality and grain safety assurance.

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Technical Briefing Regarding the ongoing Modernization of Canada’s Grain Sector

Posted December 8, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Officials will host a technical briefing for media to discuss An Act to amend the Canada Grain Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts.

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Governments Invest in Bringing Made-in-Manitoba Foods to Market

Posted December 8, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Seven Manitoba food processing companies will receive $369,500 to purchase new equipment to better meet consumer demands, improve efficiencies and create opportunities for economic growth across the province, Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and…

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New Project Provides Real-World Information to Farm Operations Switching to Loose Sow Housing

Posted December 5, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Hog producers will benefit from research on switching from gestation stalls to loose sow housing as a result of a pilot project underway on a Maple Leaf Foods barn near Steinbach, Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Manitoba Agriculture, Food a…

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